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You need to try these 6 Copenhagen Christmas classics

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'Tis the season of warm gløgg, twirling and swirling and cosy Christmas markets. Christmas is a time filled with traditions, and Christmas in Copenhagen is no exception. So here's a list for everyone who wants to make sure they don't miss out on the Copenhagen Christmas classics.  


Gløgg: A sweet and spicy seasonal love affair

During Christmas, you can't approach a marketcafe or bar in Copenhagen without being met with the sometimes overwhelming yet delightful scent of clove, oranges, cinnamon, anis, burnt wine and strong booze. It is in our bones, and nobody up here could imagine Christmas without it.


Christmas tree spotting

In December Copenhagen is covered in Christmas trees, and going on a treasure hunt to spot the best ones it the perfect activity if you're looking to get in the right Christmas spirit. The granddaddy of Copenhagen Christmas trees is placed in the Copenhagen City Hall Square, but Frederiksberg City Hall Square and the Red Square in Nørrebro also have some spectacular trees. 


Get in the spirit at Copenhagen’s Christmas markets

Copenhagen is a genuine Christmas city, where it is impossible not to get in the spirit for the Christmas holiday season. The best place to soak up the atmosphere is at one of Copenhagen’s many Christmas markets.

The ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel
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The ice rink at Frederiksberg Runddel

Every winter, Frederiksberg Runddel, by the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden, is transformed into a wonderful ice rink that allows you to have fun on the ice throughout the winter season.

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Christmas decorations in the streets of Copenhagen | Martin Heiberg
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Christmas shopping

If you're looking to get your Christmas shopping done, you've come to the right city. Christmas shopping in Copenhagen is a tradition for many families, and most stores are decorated with lights and pines and Christmas carols flowing through the speakers, to help you get in the right mood. 

Tivoli Christmas | Erik Hageman
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Christmas in Tivoli

The historic garden is filled with thousands of glittering Christmas lights, the cutest wooden houses decorated with pine branches, and snow-covered trees to create that perfect Nordic Christmas atmosphere. Of course, Santa Claus and his reindeer will also be there to welcome everyone to the amusement park's fun rides and the cosy Christmas market.


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